Wimbledon Guardian: Vibe Theatre

The X Factor's Ben Haenow talks marriage, getting recognised and being Simon Cowell's £50 bet choice

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:26pm Friday 17th October 2014

The X Factor house is riddled with flu but Croydon’s favourite van driver has vowed the show must go on and he is ready to wow the crowds again tomorrow night.

John Peel favourite Ian Prowse to play in Croydon

Wimbledon Guardian: A train is being named after legendary DJ John Peel

9:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

John Peel’s last ever Festive 50 included a song which the DJ often admitted reduced him to tears – and now the man behind that song is about to perform in Croydon almost exactly a decade since Peel’s untimely death.

The Bay City Rollers Story

Wimbledon Guardian: Music for everyone

9:29am Tuesday 14th October 2014

In 1974 the world was to witness a new musical phenomenon the like of which had not been seen the days of Elvis and The Beatles. The music of the Bay City Rollers became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers growing up in the mid 70’s. The face and voice of that soundtrack belonged to Les McKeown and he will be telling their story and singing their hits at the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 25 October.

Scene-setters Downliners Sect return to Eel Pie Club

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

London’s Rhythm ’n’ Blues scene of the 1960s would have been very different without Twickenham’s very own Downliners Sect, who formed in 1963 and went on to inherit the Rolling Stones’ West End residency.

Review: From The Jam at Kingsmeadow

Wimbledon Guardian: Bruce Foxton of From The Jam

1:31pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Bruce Foxton rolled back the years as From The Jam celebrated 35 years of Setting Sons at Kingsmeadow on Saturday.

Bull's Head welcomes American jazz singer Salena Jones

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

American jazz singer Salena Jones brings her latest show to London’s longest-running jazz venue.

Mim Grey chasing tigers all the way to Half Moon

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Anyone who has watched a performance at Putney’s Half Moon knows they are in for a treat.

The greatest Austrian music export since Mozart? Mnozil Brass come to Kingston

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

Seven piece horn blowers Mnozil Brass play Kingston as part of their 20th anniversary tour.

Mim Grey's Chasing Tigers up for Putney gig

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A number one chart topper brings her country vibes to the Putney next month.

Meet the Wallington postie named after a Rabid sea snail

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Joe Blackford was around 9-years-old when he overhead his dad typing in the password ‘Rabidwhelk’ to access an online account.

Award-winning singing trio Blake welcomed back to Epsom

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

An award-winning trio of singers who mix classical and pop songs with harmonies are returning to Epsom.

Emotional journey with Eva Cassidy music show

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A concert featuring the music of Eva Cassidy performed by a former Hollyoaks star is coming to Croydon next month, writes Harry Howes.

Cracking weekend coming up at the Half Moon

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A bumper weekend of live music will see an eclectic range of genres coming together for two invigorating sessions.

Interview: Woman's Hour talk regret, radio and golf buggies ahead of biggest ever headline show

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:39pm Friday 19th September 2014

Kendal-bred, London-dwelling Woman's Hour rising stock sees them headline their biggest show to date next week.

Open Day for Epsom's School of Rock

Wimbledon Guardian: Epsom's School of Rock to hold open days

1:32pm Monday 15th September 2014

Epsom is lucky enough to have its very own 'school of rock' based in East Street, and now Realistic Music Academy is spreading its wings and offering to teach band skills on ukulele, percussion and vocals as well as guitar and drums. And this Saturday (20 September) there is a chance to check out the facilities, talk to the tutors and take part in a free trial session at the Academy's Open Day in East Street, Epsom.

Saxophonist bringing his superlative sounds to Teddington

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Award-winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch brings his exciting stage show to Teddington later this month.

Soul-singing magic at the Half Moon this weekend

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

The soulful sounds of Motown legend Aretha Franklin will be recreated by another acclaimed songstress.

Tunes of New York coming to Crawdaddy Club

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00am Friday 12th September 2014

The unique sounds of rock, blues, funk and soul will be brought to the Crawdaddy Club Richmond.

Sacred music going a capella at Hampton Court Palace

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

An a capella recital of sacred music performed by choral singers filled Hampton Court Palace.

Richmond Theatre welcomes Rat Pack of opera for Holly Lodge Centre fundraiser

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

The Rat Pack of opera will perform a special concert in aid of Richmond Park’s Holly Lodge Centre.

Bull's Head hosts tribute to Mark Murphy this weekend

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

The genius of pioneering singer Mark Murphy will be celebrated in a special concert this month.

Get your tickets for Dizzee Rascal at Kempton this weekend

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:33pm Friday 5th September 2014

Dizzee Rascal performs live after a day of racing at the Kempton Park this weekend.

All Star Big Band launch Twickenham Jazz Club's autumn season tonight

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The rousing sound of saxophonist Kelvin Christiane and his All Star Big Band launch Twickenham Jazz Club’s autumn season this September at Twickenham’s Bloomsbury pub.

Original material: The Voice runner-up coming to TwickFolk

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:12am Monday 1st September 2014

Bringing Sir Tom Jones to tears on BBC1’s The Voice and getting a rapturous reception performing with band The Poozies at the Edinburgh Fringe, it has been a whirlwind year for singer-songwriter Sally Barker, who brings her unique voice to TwickFolk festival this year.

X Factor's Marcus Collins is bringing solo tour to Croydon

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

X Factor runner up Marcus Collins is bringing his first solo UK tour to Croydon, writes Charlotte Veryard.

Rockers raring to shake things up in Putney

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

The Half Moon in Putney will have its fair share of musicians visiting its doors this autumn.

Deluxe crew ready for appearance at Eel Pie Club

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Three guitar greats who have shared the stage with the likes of Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Van Morrison and Earl Green will riff their way to the Eel Pie Club this September.

Garden gig with crooning duo raising money for charity

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A garden in Twickenham will be transformed into a music venue for one day only to raise funds for a national music charity.

Musician back on home ground to celebrate 30 years in the biz

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A Putney-born-and-bred musician is celebrating his 30-year career on home turf.

Gerry and the Pacemakers striking gold on Sixties tour

Wimbledon Guardian: Gerry Marsden and his band

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

The evergreen Gerry Marsden will not be walking alone when he returns to Croydon as part of an impressive line-up of stars in the Sixties Gold Tour, writes Adriaan Berfelo.

Blues man brings his sounds from Louisiana to the Half Moon, Putney

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

A young up-and-coming guitarist is bringing his own brand of the blues to the borough.

Former Specials star Neville Staple to headline 2014 Kingston Carnival

Wimbledon Guardian: Neville Staple

5:00am Friday 1st August 2014

The Original Rude Boy and ska musician Neville Staple will headline this year’s Kingston Carnival.

Captain Sensible's seat is pride of South Norwood

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Benches are usually put up in memory of dead people but in South Norwood they had a different sensible idea for a patch of wasteland.

Extraordinary harpist coming to Eel Pie Club in August

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Alice Cooper described Billyboy Miskimmin as the best harp play he had heard since Paul Butterfield.

Live music to celebrate Wandle Park restoration

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Free live music performed by artists from across south London, alongside a touch of Shakespeare and poetry readings, will be staged today.

Jazz festival returns with more on offer than ever before

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A one-day jazz festival returns to the borough with a bebop and a bang next month.

Indie rockers Tellison back in Kingston for All Saints Church gig

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Sarah Howden talks to singer and guitarist Stephen H Davidson about Kingston, Banquet Records and playing historic Grade I listed churches.

Former Busted and Fightstar frontman Charlie Simpson back in Kingston for intimate acoustic gig

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

The former Busted and Fightstar singer returns to Kingston next month, ahead of the release of his second solo album.

One Direction boys perform at primary school - sort of

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Youngsters were the envy of children across the world when One Direction performed at their school – well, kind of.

Neon Jungle unlease new single and album

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:10am Sunday 20th July 2014

Fresh from their first big festival gigs, pop group Neon Jungle are raring to unleash their next single and debut album.

Opera singing helps Hersham mark World War One anniversary

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00am Friday 18th July 2014

The sounds of opera will travel through Hersham as a special concert marks the anniversary of the start of the First World War.

The Carnabys lead the way with musical fun at Strawberry Hill House

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Families can enjoy a day filled with fun and music in the picturesque setting of Strawberry Hill House.

Joni Mitchell's wonderful soul music explored

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Joni Mitchell fans are in for a treat this month.

Magical and sometimes mythical Bill Bailey performing at Kew Gardens

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Kew Gardens would seem the perfect setting for a performer who has a carnivorous plant named after them.

Fab Friday: Blues man getting his rock on ahead of Fab festival

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:07am Friday 11th July 2014

A veteran blues performer who is no stranger to the Richmond music scene hopes to wow crowds with his new rock style this summer.

Francis Rossi ready to rock Sandown - but why do people still dig the Quo?

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:40am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Veteran rocker Francis Rossi confessed his fandom for American pop star Taylor Swift ahead of Status Quo's Sandown Park show next week.

Fab Friday: Band with a soft spot for real ale rather happy to play Fab festival

Wimbledon Guardian: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

10:30am Friday 4th July 2014

For a real ale-loving band, the Richmond Food and Beer (Fab) Festival will provide the perfect platform to sample some top tipples as they provide a spectacle for the audience.

Popular Music in Nork Park festival returns

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:20am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

While away a Summer Sunday afternoon with entertainment galore at a popular music festival.

All-Star lineup honours Art Wood, brother of Ronnie

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The annual Eel Pie All-Stars rhythm and blues night returns to Twickenham next week, raising funds for the Prostate Cancer Charity.

Sounds of Pink Floyd to come to Epsom Playhouse

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

For a psychedelic evening courtesy of the sounds of a British rock institution don’t miss The Wall of Floyd at Epsom Playhouse.


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